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A Quick Round-Up of Cannabis Developments in 2018

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The year is fast coming to a close, and the marijuana industry is still riding the tide of all the changes that 2018 brought. From the widespread legalization of marijuana to the release of different marijuana-infused products, isn’t it any wonder that so many marijuana enthusiasts around the world are celebrating? Let’s kick off our 2018 round-up with a few significant facts:

2018 Facts and Figures

  • Cannabis has two major species, namely sativa, and indica.
  • Marijuana (commonly used for smoking) and hemp (scientifically known as sativa L., cultivated for industrial purposes) are two varieties of the cannabis plant.
  • There are 779 strains that we know of. With various budtenders cross-breeding one strain with another, it is reasonable to assume that there are more than 779 varieties you can sample and enjoy.
  • Because of hybridization practices, breeders have developed various rare and exotic strains that are highly sought after for their unique flavors, aromas, and appearances, as well as the one-of-a-kind sensations they give.
  • Statista’s latest report on the number of medicinal marijuana patients shows that there are millions of patients benefiting from this plant’s properties. In May 2018, California had the highest number of users with 915,845 patients followed by Michigan with 269,553 patients.
  • There was an anticipated increase in product sales in 2018 from USD 2.9 billion to USD 3.8 billion.

Recent Developments in Cannabis Legalization

With a little more insight into the successes of the industry, you might be curious as to what brought on these advancements. The answer is simple: it is slowly but surely being accepted and legalized in many places. Just this October 2018, Canada followed in the footsteps of Uruguay and legalized the recreational and medicinal use of marijuana nationwide. There are various laws in every province or territory, but this sure is a welcome change in the country. These laws cover various aspects of marijuana possession, distribution, and price. Following the mid-term elections in November 2018, medical marijuana is now legal in 33 US states and Washington, DC. Of the 33 states, 9 (including Washington, DC) permit the use of cannabis for recreational purposes. CBD, with low THC content, is permitted for medicinal use in 14 states. So far, only three states, namely Idaho, South Dakota, and Kansas, maintain a complete ban on cannabis and cannabinoids. Meanwhile, American lawmakers have reached an agreement on the Farm Bill which will legalize hemp as an agricultural commodity. In light of these developments, it is important to mention that the Canadian company, Canopy Growth Corporation, was able to make its first legal transfer of cannabis products. In fact, the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) gave them an import permit, allowing them to get these marijuana products to a research partner in the US. Canopy Growth Corporation is a leader when it comes to maximizing what the plant has to offer. These developments in legalization are huge wins for the cannabis industry not only because of the projected increase in sales but more importantly the benefits of this plant becoming more accessible.

Latest News in Research and Development

The legalization of marijuana has led to some important developments in the area of R&D in 2018. Here are some of the highlights:

Marijuana Breathalyzer

While it cannot be denied that there is a degree of social acceptance when it comes to the possession and use of cannabis, the fact remains that the authorities still maintain that, on a federal level, it is illegal. Of course, rules such as driving under the influence still apply to all users. Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are working on ways to measure the THC and CBD levels in a driver, the same way alcohol breathalyzers work. While they can successfully detect the presence of THC and CBD levels on the breath; they do face other challenges like the rapid rate at which cannabinoids leave the bloodstream.

It Lowers Opioid Use

In April 2018, it was discovered that government-approved medicinal marijuana could dramatically reduce opioid use. This is good news considering the number of people who are addicted to, abusing and overdosing on opiates such as morphine and fentanyl.

Cannabis Products that Emerged in 2018

In the 60s and 70s, there was only one way to consume marijuana: by smoking it. Now there are a wide variety of cannabis strains you can experiment with and nothing to stop you from exploring what this herb can do. Some of the latest products that have emerged this year include:

• Edibles and Drinkables

What better way to ingest this wonder herb than to mix it with delicious treats and satisfying drinks? With the growing popularity of homemade baked goods, businesses took the opportunity to sell high-quality marijuana-infused products. Kiva is one of the leading manufacturers and sellers of these goodies. From fruity gummies and fresh mints to delectable chocolate bars and even non-chocolate confection, you can try out these mouth-watering sweets that offer a unique kick. If you are craving a good drink, just head to your local dispensary, and you are sure to find cannabis drinkables. Looking to soothe your senses? You might want to try one of Kikoko’s teas. Their herbal drinks are mixed with a helping of this wonder plant. The great thing is you can choose a variety that can help improve your sleep, lift your mood, relieve your pains, and enhance your sex life. Those in need of their morning coffee fix should check out marijuana coffee from Pot-o-Coffee. There is a wide selection of blends that offer various experiences for your taste buds. Enjoy a full-bodied brew for your morning cup or get one with caramel and vanilla tones for a more tasty helping.

• Body and CBD Beauty Care

Perhaps one of the most innovative ways cannabis is being ingested in 2018 is through body and beauty care products. With CBD being hyped as a highly medicinal compound, more and more people are adding it to their beauty regiment. From marijuana-laced soap bars and shampoos to CBD-rich ointments and balms, you can use these products to treat dandruff, acne, and even psoriasis. Clean your pores using The CBD Skincare Co.’s CBD-Infused Exfoliating Cleanser and rid your face of dirt and grime and prevent blackheads. If ‘bags under the eyes’ is your problem, you might want to try CBD for Life’s eye serum. With seed oil and hyaluronic acid, you can go about your day without worrying about the bags under your eyes. 2018 saw many body and beauty care companies focusing on using cannabis as a way to improve their products so keep your eyes peeled for those.

• CBD Vape Pens

The infamy surrounding cigarettes was matched only by the rise of CBD Vape Pens as an alternative. Even without the marijuana content, these devices are gaining ground because vaping offers a healthier means of ingesting nicotine and even non-nicotine juices. With the introduction of cannabis, vaping has become a more exciting experience. You can choose from a variety of juices with varied amounts of CBD and THC content. What’s exciting about this new way of consuming cannabinoids is that you get to pick flavors that suit your taste. Whether you like fruity notes or savory ones, you can get an e-juice that can satisfy your taste buds. This way, you can easily get your cannabinoid fix in a fun and tasty way, while perfectly blending in with the vaping crowd.

• ‘Luxury Pot’

This herb is becoming more and more mainstream as the years go by. With its impending mainstream popularity, various brands have emerged to provide a ‘luxury’ version of this miracle plant. Defonce Chocolatier offers artisanal chocolate bars infused with dried buds in a wide range of flavors. These 20-dollar candies come in matcha, coffee, and mint flavors. You can also check out the selections from Beboe. Dubbed ‘The Hermes of Marijuana,’ their items come in luxe packaging with an equally sleek appearance. Try out their stylish vape pens or take some of their pastilles to get your quick fix of this herb.

• Dog Treats

Who would have thought you could feed cannabis products to your dogs? With recent developments, you can now share the benefits of this herb with your animal companion. Giving your dog these treats can address problems such as inflammation, mood issues, skin conditions, and muscle spasms. Keep in mind that these items are mixed with a lower dosage of cannabinoids to make it more compatible with a dog’s body. Moreover, make sure that you only give a controlled amount to your pet. Cannabis is indeed a wonder plant but what’s more wonderful is the continuous developments the industry has enjoyed in 2018 — new products, legal progress, and even new strains have made this year one for the books for the marijuana industry and enthusiasts. With greater support for this miracle herb, we can certainly look forward to another year full of good news and weedy goodness.

Medical Disclaimer:

The information provided in these blog posts is intended for general informational and educational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. The use of any information provided in these blog posts is solely at your own risk. The authors and the website do not recommend or endorse any specific products, treatments, or procedures mentioned. Reliance on any information in these blog posts is solely at your own discretion.

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5 Ways To Enhance Peace Of Mind

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Finding peace of mind can feel like an elusive goal in a world filled with constant stimuli and obligations. However, by incorporating simple yet effective practices into your daily routine, you can cultivate a sense of tranquility and inner calm. Here are five ways to enhance peace of mind:

Embrace Herbal Remedies:

  • Harness the power of nature by incorporating herbal remedies into your lifestyle. Kratom headache (Mitragyna Speciosa), native to Southeast Asia, is one such botanical marvel known for its calming properties. Available in various forms such as powdered extract or capsules, kratom can help alleviate stress and promote relaxation. Whether brewed into tea or added to your favorite beverage, this herbal tonic can be a soothing addition to your daily routine, helping to quiet the mind and foster a sense of serenity.

Practice Mindful Meditation:

  • Set aside time each day for mindful meditation to quiet the chatter of the mind and cultivate inner peace. Even just a few minutes of focused breathing can help reduce stress and promote mental clarity. Guided meditation apps and online resources offer valuable support for those new to meditation, providing structured sessions tailored to your needs. By centering your attention on the present moment, meditation enables you to let go of worries and anxieties, fostering a deep sense of tranquility.

Cultivate Positive Thinking:

  • Developing a positive mindset is key to nurturing peace of mind. Challenge negative thoughts by reframing them in a more positive light. Practicing gratitude and focusing on what you can control rather than dwelling on what you cannot can help shift your perspective and promote emotional well-being. By consciously choosing to focus on the good in life, you can create a more peaceful internal environment conducive to overall happiness and contentment.

Connect with Nature:

  • Spend time outdoors to reconnect with the natural world and rejuvenate your spirit. Whether it’s a leisurely stroll in the park, a hike in the mountains, or simply sitting under a tree, immersing yourself in nature can have profound effects on your mental health. The sights, sounds, and smells of the outdoors have a calming effect on the mind, helping to reduce stress and promote relaxation. Make time each day to step outside and soak in the beauty of the world around you, allowing nature to restore peace to your soul.

Engage in Relaxing Activities:

  • Incorporate activities that promote relaxation and mindfulness into your daily life. Whether it’s reading a book, listening to soothing music, or practicing gentle yoga, finding moments of tranquility amid the busyness of life is essential for enhancing peace of mind. Carve out time each day to engage in activities that bring you joy and help you unwind, allowing yourself to fully embrace the present moment and experience inner peace.

By incorporating these five practices into your daily routine, you can cultivate a greater sense of peace and tranquility in your life. Remember that peace of mind is not a destination but a journey, and by prioritizing your mental well-being, you can create a more fulfilling and harmonious life.

Medical Disclaimer:

The information provided in these blog posts is intended for general informational and educational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. The use of any information provided in these blog posts is solely at your own risk. The authors and the website do not recommend or endorse any specific products, treatments, or procedures mentioned. Reliance on any information in these blog posts is solely at your own discretion.

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Unlocking Nature’s Secrets: The Rise of Kratom in the Cannabis Community

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As a kratom and cannabis enthusiast, you’re always on the lookout for the latest and greatest products to enhance your experience. Well, get ready to add a new item to your shopping list because VGTNYC is introducing kratom powder to their inventory!

Starting at just $29.99 for 8oz, VGTNYC’s kratom powder is an affordable and high-quality option for those looking to explore the benefits of this natural herb. And the best part? Delivery is completely free! Say goodbye to the hassle of leaving your house and waiting in long dispensary lines – VGTNYC has got you covered.

But what exactly is kratom and why should you consider adding it to your routine? Kratom is a tropical evergreen tree native to Southeast Asia, known for its pain-relieving and mood-boosting properties. It has been used for centuries by locals as a natural remedy for a variety of ailments, including chronic pain, anxiety, and depression.

In recent years, kratom has gained popularity among the cannabis and alternative medicine communities in the United States. Its effects are similar to those of opioids, but without the risk of addiction or overdose. Kratom is also believed to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, making it a great addition to any wellness routine.

If you’re new to kratom, it’s important to start with a low dose and gradually increase as needed. VGTNYC’s kratom powder comes with clear instructions for dosage and use, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for all.

But wait, there’s more! VGTNYC also offers a variety of other cannabis-related products, including CBD, HHC, and CBG. Whether you’re looking for pain relief, relaxation, or a mood boost, VGTNYC has the products to fulfill your needs.

And the best part? VGTNYC promises to fulfill all orders in under 1 hour. Say goodbye to long wait times and hello to fast and reliable service.

In conclusion, if you’re a kratom and cannabis consumer looking to enhance your experience, look no further than VGTNYC. With affordable prices, free delivery, and a variety of high-quality products, VGTNYC has everything you need to take your wellness routine to the next level. So what are you waiting for? Place your order today and experience the benefits of kratom for yourself. Weed delivery NYC

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The information provided in these blog posts is intended for general informational and educational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. The use of any information provided in these blog posts is solely at your own risk. The authors and the website do not recommend or endorse any specific products, treatments, or procedures mentioned. Reliance on any information in these blog posts is solely at your own discretion.

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UK Cannabis Legalisation – Where Are We in 2024?

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In the evolving tapestry of global drug policy reform, the UK’s stance on cannabis legalisation remains a subject of considerable debate. As we approach the midway point of the 2020s, it is crucial to examine the nuanced progress and prevailing impediments that characterise the cannabis legalised UK landscape. Amid Europe’s second-largest market for medical cannabis, the nation continues to confront a labyrinth of regulatory hurdles and disparities that influence both patient access and industry development. Despite the advent of electronic prescriptions for medical cannabis UK law-compliant products, pivotal questions linger regarding the extent of prescriptive authority for General Practitioners. Moreover, the burgeoning role of industrial hemp in meeting environmental objectives further entrenches cannabis within a broader socio-economic context. Economic stressors, notably inflation and logistical bottlenecks, add layers of complexity to an already intricate CBD sector. Grasping the current state of affairs is essential for stakeholders keen on navigating the future trajectory of cannabis policy in the UK.

Context of Cannabis Legalisation in the UK Amidst Global Changes

As nations around the world continue to reform their cannabis policies, the United Kingdom observes and reacts to shifting paradigms that influence both perception and legislation of cannabis use. With countries like Germany making considerable strides towards a more liberal stance on cannabis, the UK’s position on cannabis legalisation remains a topic of robust debate and contemplation. Here we delve into the evolving landscape of cannabis legislation in Europe, emerging markets that impact the UK context, and comparisons with Germany’s policy approach.

Shift in European Cannabis Policies and Trade Dynamics

Recent years have witnessed a tangible shift towards a more progressive attitude regarding cannabis legalisation uk, with European neighbours like Germany signalling a broader movement towards normalisation and integration of cannabis into regularised frameworks. Such developments are poised to influence the dynamics of trade and policy within the UK, especially considering the critical role that Germany plays in setting precedents for liberalisation efforts. This shift, undeniably, prompts reconsideration of the current state of medical cannabis UK law.

Emerging Medical Cannabis Markets and Their Impact on the UK

The emergence of new medicinal cannabis markets within Europe, including potential frameworks being explored by Ukraine and France, offers an array of possibilities and challenges for the UK’s domestic cannabis industry. These burgeoning markets could serve as influential models and catalysts for change, suggesting that regulations surrounding cannabis legalised UK markets may feel a ripple effect. Such global movements emphasise the need for the UK to scrutinise and perhaps recalibrate its policy and market strategies to stay competitive and current.

Comparative Analysis with Germany’s Regulatory Landscape

Germany’s rapidly evolving approach to cannabis regulation, with its more lenient laws around home cultivation and possession, starkly contrasts with the UK’s relatively conservative stance. This juxtaposition brings to light the imperative for the UK to re-evaluate its regulatory approach amidst global changes. The pace at which cannabis legalisation is developing in Germany could serve as an influential benchmark for the UK as it navigates its own legal terrain on medical cannabis UK law and explores the possibilities of wider cannabis legalisation. This comparative lens underscores an evident divergence in direction and a call for potential adjustment within the UK’s cannabis policy outlook.

The Current State of UK Regulations and the Medicinal Cannabis Framework

In the sphere of British drug policy, the status of cannabis has long been a subject of contention and gradual shifts. As it stands, the country’s approach to cannabis legalisation in the UK remains cautious and splintered, despite the substance’s classification as a Class B drug under the Misuse of Drugs Act. Since the resurgence of this classification in 2007, the UK government has maintained a rigorous stance on possession and distribution, levying severe penalties against offenders. However, beneath the surface,, a significant dialogue is brewing, especially around medical Cannabis legalisation in the UK.

Since November 2018, medical cannabis has carved out a legal existence, yet its presence within the National Health Service has been minimal. For patients, this often translates into the pursuit of expensive private healthcare. The irony does not escape us that while the domestic framework for prescribing medical cannabis remains tight, the UK is recognised as a substantial exporter of medical Cannabis on the global stage. Political figures like London Mayor Sadiq Khan are taking note, advocating for a reassessment of current laws, which may signal a forthcoming alteration in policy. While scattered police forces are opting for softer approaches, such as diversion programs, the legal constructs surrounding Cannabis, particularly medical cannabis in the UK law, are unyielding, with explicit criteria for eligibility and a marked avoidance of inhaled formats.

The industry’s evolution, juxtaposed with the intricate legal nuances, highlights a broader story of incremental change. Regulatory authorities and stakeholders find themselves at a crossroads, balancing patient access against a well-entrenched legal frame. Although reluctant to embrace a fully-fledged cannabis legalised UK status, there is observable movement towards reassessment and reform. The medicinal cannabis framework thus remains rigid but is undeniably being drawn into increasing dialogue, scrutiny, and, potentially, evolution.

Medical Disclaimer:

The information provided in these blog posts is intended for general informational and educational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. The use of any information provided in these blog posts is solely at your own risk. The authors and the website do not recommend or endorse any specific products, treatments, or procedures mentioned. Reliance on any information in these blog posts is solely at your own discretion.

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